Rule 20 – Additional Categories
in addition to the age categories, FisA recognises a lightweight category for
seniors and Under 23 as well as an adaptive category for seniors.
Rule 21 – licences
the council may decide on the introduction of licences for all categories of
where applicable, the Jury shall appoint a person to check the licences of all
competitors at the beginning of every regatta not later than two hours before
the first race of the rowers concerned.
Rule 22 – Coxswains
coxswains are members of the crew. A women’s crew may not therefore be
steered by a man nor may a men’s crew be steered by a woman except in
races for masters or if, in special circumstances, the executive committee
permits otherwise. Age categories shall also apply to coxswains, except in
the minimum weight for a coxswain wearing the racing uniform is 55 kgs.
for men’s, Under 23 men’s and junior men’s crews, and 50 kgs. for women’s,
Under 23 women’s, junior women’s and mixed crews. the weighing scales
shall indicate the weight of the coxswain to 0.1 kg.
to make up this weight, a coxswain may carry a maximum of 10 kgs. dead
weight which shall be placed in the boat as close as possible to his person. no
article of racing equipment shall be considered as part of this dead weight. At
any time, before or until immediately after the race, the control commission
may require the dead weight to be reweighed.
these provisions shall also apply to coxswains in lightweight races.
Rule 23 – weighing of Coxswains
coxswains shall be weighed wearing only their racing uniform on tested
scales not less than one hour and not more than two hours before their
first race in each event in which they are competing on each day of the
the control commission may require on the occasion of the first weighing or
subsequently the presentation of an official identity card with photograph.